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Understanding The Affordable Care Act: What Does It Mean For You?

We sat down with Danielle Holahan, Deputy Director of the New York State Department of Health, to learn everything we need to know about the new health care legislation.

10/01/2013

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Obama On Government Shutdown: ‘It Does Not Have To Happen’

On the brink of a government shutdown, the Senate voted 54-46 on Monday to strip a one-year delay in President Barack Obama’s health care law from the bill that would keep the government operating.

09/30/2013

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is flanked by House Republicans while speaking about Obamacare during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Sept. 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Sen. Cruz spoke about Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Government Shutdown Over Obamacare Said To Be A ’50-50′ Proposition

The stage is set for a partial government shutdown Tuesday morning. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers could be furloughed, including many in the Tri-State Area, and services cut unless a last-minute deal is struck.

09/27/2013

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Understanding The Affordable Care Act: Mount Sinai’s Geriatric ER

Mount Sinai Hospital has been experimenting with an emergency department for patients 65 years and older.

09/25/2013

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Understanding The Affordable Care Act: Brooklyn Small Business Owner Joining Exchange

George Weld, the owner of Egg and Parish Hall restaurants in Williamsburg, will take advantage of New York’s Small Business Health Options program for businesses with less than 50 employees.

09/24/2013

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Understanding The Affordable Care Act: New York’s Online Exchanges

In New York, 17 different plans will offer different levels of tiered coverage: platinum, gold, silver or bronze.

09/17/2013

U.S. Secretary Health and Human Service Kathleen Sebelius speaks at a Hoboken Rite Aid. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Americans Can Sign Up For Federal Health Care At Rite Aid Stores

independent insurance agents will be at 2,000 of the pharmacy chain’s stores around the country starting in October.

09/09/2013

Health Reform Rollout: Today – 2018

While many Americans are aware of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and what may be in store in the near future, some are unaware of the longer term provisions still to come. Below is a […]

08/25/2013

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Experts: More Fruits and Vegetables Could Save Americans Billions

An extra serving of fruits or vegetables could significantly prolong lives and save Americans billions in health care costs, according to a report released Wednesday by the Union of Concerned Scientists.

08/07/2013

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

De Blasio Calls For New ‘Super Authority’ To Protect Brooklyn Hospitals

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio on Monday called for a “super authority” to save failing hospitals and protect health care in Brooklyn.

07/29/2013

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The New Patient’s Bill Of Rights

The new Patient’s Bill of Rights protects many basic rights of Americans when it comes to personal health care and dealing with insurance companies.

07/22/2013

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Health Care Costs In America Versus The Rest Of The World

While America has the most expensive health care system in the world, Americans do not live longer or have better health than people in most other developed countries.

07/20/2013

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City Workers Rally For A New Contract At City Hall

Thousands of city workers whose union contracts have expired rallied for new and fair agreements in Lower Manhattan Wednesday afternoon.

06/12/2013

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Conn. Budget Panel To Keep Malloy Hospital Cuts

The General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee was expected to approve a spending bill that keeps one of Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy’s most contentious proposed spending reductions, deep cuts in state aid to hospitals.

04/19/2013

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Experts Suggest Ways To Save On Health Care, Prescriptions

Health care costs are expected to rise this year from prescription drugs to co-pays, but you can save and even get care for free with just a few easy methods.

01/23/2013

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